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Cross-border mergers and acquisitions – Charting the regulatory landscape
14 July 2017 Corporate & Commercial

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions – Charting the regulatory landscape

In the latest issue of Into Africa, Corporate & Commercial Director and Head of CDH's Africa practice, Deepa Vallabh, and Corporate & Commercial Associate Motheo Mfikoe point out that the growth of African markets in the recent years has occurred through cross-border M&A activity, and has become an important source of FDI.

Shots fired in the drone community
12 July 2017 Dispute Resolution

Shots fired in the drone community

William Merideth from Kentucky, USA, aka, “the Drone Slayer” achieved notoriety in 2015 when he used a shotgun to down a drone flying over his property. In defence of his actions, he claimed that the drone was spying on his sunbathing daughter.

A cup of tea at the Competition Tribunal…
12 July 2017 Competition

A cup of tea at the Competition Tribunal…

On 19 June 2017, the Competition Commission (Commission) announced that it has finalised its investigation and referred a case against Rooibos Limited (Rooibos), the largest processor of rooibos tea to the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) for abusing its dominant position by allegedly inducing rooibos tea farmers not to deal with its rival rooibos tea processors in contravention of s8(d)(i) of the Competition Act, No 89 of 1998.

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National Minimum Wage on the Way - May 2018
9 February 2017 Employment

National Minimum Wage on the Way - May 2018

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced yesterday that: “Agreements on measures to strengthen labour stability and collective bargaining and on modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage” have been signed.

An African exodus from the ICC – but what about the witnesses?
8 February 2017 Dispute Resolution

An African exodus from the ICC – but what about the witnesses?

On 31 March 2005, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 1593, in terms of which it referred the situation in Darfur from 1 July 2002 to the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court). Following the investigations of the Office of the Prosecutor, President Omar al-Bashir, the current President of Sudan, stands accused of several international crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute). On 4 March 2009, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC issued a warrant of arrest for President al-Bashir based on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. This was followed by a second warrant of arrest based on charges of genocide, issued on 12 July 2010.

Liquidation applications are inappropriate when a genuine dispute of facts exists
8 February 2017 Business Rescue, Restructuring & Insolvency

Liquidation applications are inappropriate when a genuine dispute of facts exists

In Freshvest Investments (Pty) Ltd v Marabeng (Pty) Ltd (1030/2015) [2016] ZASCA 168, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) was afforded the opportunity to pronounce on the so called Badenhorst which provides that winding-up (liquidation) proceedings are not designed for the enforcement of a debt that is disputed on bona fide and reasonable grounds.

Automatic termination clauses – valid or not?
6 February 2017 Employment

Automatic termination clauses – valid or not?

There are many instances in which an employee’s continued employment is dependent upon the requirements of a client of the employer. In such cases, the employer links the duration of the employee’s employment to the duration of the contract between it and its client. These automatic termination clauses raise questions as to whether or not reliance on them results in a dismissal as well as uncertainty around the validity of the clauses. An automatic termination clause was the focus of the recent decision of the Labour Appeal Court in Enforce Security Group v Mwelase and others (DA24/15) [2017] ZALAC 9 (25 January 2017).

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Downfall by
2 February 2008 Dispute Resolution

Downfall by "Domicilium"

It is common practice to include a domicilium address where service of notices may be delivered.

Mother in law to the rescue?
2 February 2008 Dispute Resolution

Mother in law to the rescue?

Christos Costas had two substantial judgements granted against him. He decided to sell his holiday home in Cape Town.

A name is worth a thousand suits
1 February 2008 Dispute Resolution

A name is worth a thousand suits

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision confirming that a name can be protected against any unauthorised use or publication.

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Tax Law Amendment Act
16 May 2016 Tax & Exchange Control

Tax Law Amendment Act

The ministry of finance says that the 2015 Tax Law Amendment Act provisions relating to retirement will come into force on 1 March 2016, however the annuitization requirement for provident fund will be postponed to the 1 March 2018 but some tax experts are concerned that the delays will hit consumers in the long term. Ruaan van Eeden, director in the Tax and Exchange Control practice explains the implications of this latest development.

Johan Jacobs talks about the budget speech
16 May 2016 Trusts & Estates

Johan Jacobs talks about the budget speech

Johann Jacobs, national practice head and director in the Trust and Estates practice talks about the budget speech which was delivered by the finance minister from trusts tax perspective.

Employment tax incentives
10 March 2016 Tax & Exchange Control

Employment tax incentives

Nicole Paulsen, associate in the Tax and Exchange Control practice speaks about employment tax incentives and how it expires.